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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
A to Z Pinot Gris 2006
A to Z Pinot Gris 2006
(search item no. 92105)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Yellow gold with beautiful emerald highlights, the initial aromatics are redolent of ripe citrus fruits, acacia flowers, tropical fruits (mango, papaya and kiwis) and lychee. With more time in the glass powdered sugar, honeysuckle, nectarine and pineapple notes all add to the overall aromatic complexity. The concentrated attack is balanced by ripe acidity that gives classic Oregon Pinot Gris proportions to the wine.

The unctuousness of the mid-palate is buttressed by a juiciness that gives definition and focus. The finish rolls seamlessly off the mid-palate and is perhaps the longest of any Pinot Gris A to Z has yet produced.

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About A to Z:

Founded in 2002, A to Z Wineworks is Oregon's fastest growing winery. The business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon's best wine values by concentrating on their core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing.

A to Z has a bargain with other wineries from whom they source wines that they will not reveal their identities; component wines could be from any winery in Oregon from A to Z. This winery wanted a name that suggested that their wines are blended from many sources. A to Z builds their blends to craft balanced wines that aim to embody the essence of Oregon rather than reflect a specific single vineyard or A to Z style.